Zaichi Hu
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3349

Zaichi specializes in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, financing, energy, mining, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Zaichi has over 20 years of legal experience at major international, Canadian and Chinese law firms. He has represented many multinational companies and Chinese enterprises in the above practice areas, leading in various aspects of complicated transactions in and outside China, such as drafting, reviewing and negotiating share or asset purchase and sale agreements, joint venture contracts, shareholders' agreements, articles of association, and loan and security agreements; conducting due diligence review in investment, financing and M&A transactions; advising on the structure of transactions; providing regulatory advice in the energy and mining industries; and advising on corporate governance and compliance issues.

Before joining Blakes, Zaichi was a partner for over six years at an international law firm in Beijing. He previously practised at two other reputable firms.

Zaichi is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Zaichi provides legal services through Zaichi Hu Law Corporation


Zaichi's recent representative matters include acting for:

  • Weichai Power Co., Ltd. in the purchase of 19.9% of the shares of Ballard Power Systems for approximately US$163-million

  • Nextview New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited in the purchase of all shares of Vancouver listed company Lithium X Energy Corp. for approximately C$265-million

  • Private investors in setting up real estate development and investment funds

  • Beijing BDStar Navigation Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of Canadian mobile positioning technology company Rx Networks Inc. with a total deal value of approximately C$31-million

  • Yintai Resources Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Shengwei Mining Investment Co. Ltd. in the purchase of three gold mines in China from Eldorado Gold Corporation for approximately US$600-million

  • Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd. in the purchase of shares of Calgary-based aircraft maintenance and leasing company Avmax Group Inc. for approximately US$300-million

  • KuangChi Science Ltd. on its subscription for shares and acquisition of an option to purchase additional shares of Toronto-based Solar Ship Inc. for a total price of C$42-million

  • A Canadian automotive company in the establishment of two subsidiaries in China, each with a total investment of US$90-million

  • A Canadian technology company in a number of private placement transactions with investors from China

  • Chinese investors in a number of private placement transactions with Canadian technology and financial services companies

  • A sponsor and agents in connection with the qualifying transaction and private placement of C$15-million by Alpha Peak Leisure Inc.

  • Chinese investors in the proposed purchase of shares of a junior oil company based in Alberta

  • Two Chinese investors in their proposed LNG investment projects in British Columbia